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February 23rd, 2013 39 comments

BBC News – Dalek Designer Ray Cusick dies aged 84

BBC News Ray Cusick dies aged 84

Ray Cusick, who designed the original Daleks on the BBC’s Doctor Who, dies aged 84

From BBC News…

Doctor Who Dalek designer Ray Cusick dies after illness

Daleks from Dr Who Dr Who first aired in 1963

The designer of the Daleks from the BBC’s Doctor Who has died aged 84 after a short illness, his daughter has said.

Former BBC designer Ray Cusick died of heart failure in his sleep on Thursday, Claire Heawood added.

The Daleks became the iconic villains in cult science fiction series Doctor Who, which is due to mark its 50th anniversary with events this year.

Mr Cusick, from Horsham, West Sussex, leaves two daughters and seven grandchildren, his family said.


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